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Cartel: Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

November 8, 2011

This month, we're providing an interview with Sylvia Longmire about her book, "Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars," which you can experience in print and online. In her book, the former senior intelligence analyst gives concrete examples of how violence caused by Mexico's drug war has landed on American soil. Longmire explains the fundamental problem and gives examples of the cross-border violence. Read our Q&A, "The War Correspondent: Sylvia Longmire," which appears in the November issue of POLICE.

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Iraq War Vet's Memoir

October 27, 2011

Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, author of "House to House: An Epic Memoir of War," gave the keynote presentation at this year's POLICE-TREXPO East. He gave a stirring presentation on close-quarter battle in the Battle of Fallujah.

Mexican Drug Cartels: The Battle Against Evil

September 13, 2011
Beheadings, mass murders, and Al-Qaeda-style car bombs have become part of life in certain areas of Mexico. For America, terror is at our doorsteps and is creeping into our shadows. Without a new strategy to fight this war, drug cartels and every other evil organization around the globe will present a bleak future for the free world.

State Troopers of America

July 29, 2011

State law enforcement agencies are featured in William Mauldin's "State Troopers of America," an encyclopedic reference to the badges, patches, uniforms and vehicles of the 50 state law enforcement agencies.

The Best Argument Against the Death Penalty

July 14, 2011
Former Mexican Mafia leader Ramon "Mundo" Mendoza's motivation for writing, "Mexican Mafia: The Gang of Gangs," is to get the book into the hands of gang members and inmates in the hope that it might prevent them from following in his footsteps. His intent is to break the negative brainwashing the prison gangs utilize and illuminate the path to redemption.

Tactical Rifles

June 28, 2011

Noted gun writer Patrick Sweeney discusses tactical rifles and his latest book, "Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle." He gives an overview of non-AR rifles such as the FN SCAR, AK, and Steyr AUG. More importantly, he offers suggestions about choosing a sling, what to look for in an optic, how much to spend on gear, and whether to practice only with agency-issued ammunition.

Red Team Counter-Terror Training

June 9, 2011

Stephen Sloan and Robert Bunker explain red-team simulations, role playing for LE, and the terrorist attack cycle in discussing their book, "Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training."

Police Trainer of Verbal Judo Dies

June 8, 2011
George Thompson, the English professor-turned-street cop who taught law enforcement professionals the art of verbally redirecting negative behavior, has died. Thompson, known as "Doc" to those trained in his methodology, died Tuesday at his home in Auburn, N.Y. He was 69.

High-Risk Patrol

April 28, 2011

Chief Gerald Garner brings more than 40 years of law enforcement experience to his "High-Risk Patrol: Reducing the Danger to You." With the book, Chief Garner provides a general orientation for survival and details the specifics the intelligent police professional must master to come out on top in risk situations such as vehicle stops, DV calls, intoxicated subjects, hostage takers, ambush attacks, prisoner transport, emotionally disturbed subjects and off-duty confrontations.

Fire Investigations and the Patrol Officer

March 30, 2011

Richard J. Keyworth provides detailed accounts of 14 fires he investigated as both a municipal and private investigator in "Fires: Accidental or Arson." Keyworth shares investigative tips for officers when responding to a fire that will bolster the case, and he explains what patrol officers should look for when first arriving at a scene.

Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City

February 11, 2011

Sgt. John "Rick" Baker takes readers to the front lines of the urban war against violent crime fought by the men and women of the Compton (Calif.) Police Department in his memoir, "Vice: One Cop's Story of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City." The men and women of the department, which was disbanded in 2000 for budgetary reasons, had a force of no more than 130 officers to deal with 10,000 criminals.

Dumping Garbage

February 10, 2011

We have to decide not to carry garbage around ourselves and not to accept it from others.

Stress Training for Tactical LE

January 27, 2011

Performance trainer Will Brink provides functional ideas for establishing a physical training program for tactical officers with, "Practical Applied Stress Training (P.A.S.T.) for Tactical Law Enforcement." In the interview, Brink gives suggestions for getting equipment with little or no budget, explains training concepts and provides single-operator and two-man stage drills.

Cop Stories

December 29, 2010

Retired Baltimore officer Dick Ellwood tells his best stories from 25 years as a beat cop, vice detective, homicide unit supervisor and arson/bomb squad leader with the Baltimore Police Department. In "Cop Stories: The Few, The Proud, The Ugly," Ellwood chronicles his arrest of boyhood hero Mickey Mantle as a first-year officer, a vice arrest of a body part and his most memorable (and still unsolved) homicide case with an NFL player as the prime suspect.

Last Chance To Win Signed Copy of Wambaugh's 'Hollywood Hills'

December 14, 2010
If you're a fan of the cop author of such thin-blue-line classics as "The New Centurions," "The Onion Field," and "Hollywood Station," you still have a chance to win a signed copy of Wambaugh's latest book from POLICE Magazine. But you need to hurry. We're closing the survey this Friday (Dec. 17), so submit your answers before then.

Win a Signed Copy of Joseph Wambaugh’s "Hollywood Hills" from POLICE Magazine

December 2, 2010
Are you a fan of Joseph Wambaugh? Test your knowledge of the author and his books and enter to win a personalized signed copy of his latest title, "Hollywood Hills," from POLICE Magazine. We'll randomly select one winner from all entrants who answer all five questions correctly.

Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood Hills

November 23, 2010

Joseph Wambaugh's "Hollywood Hills" is the former LAPD copper's fourth novel following the fictional officers of Hollywood Station that also provides "spot-on character sketches of Hollywood's finest parade of low lives in high places and motley violators of every ilk," according to the publicity material. Wambaugh discusses his book, sources of inspiration and his own favorite books and police TV shows. He spoke with POLICE Magazine following mid-November publication and days before he began work on a new (non-Hollywood) novel.

Modern Day Gunslinger

October 4, 2010

Don Mann, a U.S. Navy Seal and firearms trainer of federal law enforcement agents with the FBI, ATF and CIA, published "The Modern Day Gunslinger" as the "ultimate training manual" for law enforcement, competitive shooters, personal defense and those who looking to master handguns. In the interview, Mann discusses officer reaction curves during vehicle stops, one-handed reloads and tells us his favorite gun.

Warrior Wisdom

August 31, 2010

What does it mean to be a good warrior? Courage? Justice? Wisdom? Benevolence? Psychology professor Charles Hackney answers these questions and others with "Martial Virtues," which includes lessons from the "world's greatest warriors." The book also explores the role of martial arts in character development.

Dave Smith (J.D. 'Buck' Savage)

July 30, 2010

Veteran law enforcement trainer Dave Smith has always had a love of performing. So in 1980 he approached his commanders at the Arizona Department of Public Safety and asked them if he could make a series of funny training videos. His alter-ego J.D. "Buck" Savage was born. Buck is the most incompetent cop to ever wear an Arizona DPS uniform, and Dave Smith is one of the funniest. Today, Dave is retired and serving as the lead instructor for Calibre Press's "Street Survival" seminar series. In between his training sessions, Dave writes a back page column titled "In My Sights" for POLICE. Dave compiled some of his favorite columns into an "In My Sights" book. POLICE Editor David Griffith recently caught up with him by phone.

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